Category Breakfast

Banana, date and coconut oat bars

My daughter E is nearly 7 but ALREADY I am making her cringe on a regular basis. I knew this would be my role when she was, like, say 11 upwards, but not now! It all feels a bit soon for such eye-rolling. When my husband and I recently attended her Sports Day, we were […]

50 Shades of Grey – and proper muesli

I just watched ‘50 Shades of Grey’ in the cinema with my baby son in my lap. No, I’m not some kind of deranged freak and I do believe my son is unscarred. He actually fell asleep for most of it. In my opinion, the film is about as racy as an advert for Gillette […]

Oat and buckwheat brunch pancakes

I’ve often talked about my friend Charlotte’s food on my blog. She is one of the best cooks I know. I’m always stealing her recipes, and she’s still talking to me. Even after making her wedding cake – now that’s a frigging miracle! She is always game for a laugh, as is her husband M, […]

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Spice and raisin porridge

I know, I get that porridge isn’t the most thrilling thing to write about. Well, until now it wasn’t. I have had my head seriously turned by an introduction to ‘pinhead’ oats, which recently made the most sensational porridge I had ever eaten, so much so that I have been making massive batches of it […]